When “I’ll do my talking on the track” is no longer a quote to live by, Eugene Laverty finds himself in an odd spot for the 2019 WorldSBK season.
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A recap from a successful debut of the San Juan Villicum circuit, Superbike Steve gets us up to speed on everything that happened in Argentina.
Eugene Laverty talks us through riding around the newest track on the WorldSBK calendar, the Villicum Circuit in San Juan, Argentina.
Jonathan Rea made history by claiming a record setting fourth consecutive WorldSBK title. The Northern Irishman is at the peak of his powers, but where does he rank in the all-time list?
Superbike Steve give us a preview of the final European round of the WorldSBK season. Will we see the championship battle end at Magny-Cours as well?
The WorldSBK Championship is back in action after a very long summer break, which means that Superbike Steve is back as well, giving us the low-down on what happened in Portimão, Portugal.
Want to know how to make a fast lap at Portimão? Milwaukee Aprilia’s Eugene Laverty guides us around this fantastic WorldSBK circuit
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The 2018 Suzuka 8-Hours is in the books, and it was one to remember. In a lot of ways, this was Suzuka back in its heyday. Factory bikes, world-class riders, and a flat-out sprint race between the best of the best.
It was a shame that the weather interrupted what had looked set to be a classic 8-Hours. With Jonathan Rea hitting the deck in the treacherous conditions, it took a potential race-winner out of contention, and ended three and a half hours of toe-to-toe, bar-to-bar between Kawasaki and Yamaha.
For the first time since 2015, Yamaha was challenged, but Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark weren’t rattled.
Prior to the race Van der Mark joked that “I don’t get scared on a bike, I scare the others!” and on Sunday the two-time WorldSBK race-winner certainly wasn’t scared of the reputation that Rea brings as a three-time world champion.
The Dutchman’s opening stint was superb, and his fight with Rea was something unlike any seen we have at the 8-Hours in recent years. When they pitted, it was up to Lowes and Leon Haslam to continue the fight and that’s exactly what happened.
Over the course of those opening hours, we were treated to the full spectacle of motorcycle racing, and it was everything it should be. With that in mind, here are some of the biggest talking points of the 2018 Suzuka 8 Hours.